Posted on 04 Aug 2021 Views 2521
I started my slim and save journey in June 2019, after my 13th wedding anniversary, after struggling to find anything to wear as my size 22s were too tight! I was in absolute denial over my weight and had been avoiding the scales, imagine my horror when I topped the scales at 19st 4lb (270lb), with a BMI of 39. I was officially obese and putting myself at risk of a heart attack, stroke or type 2 diabetes. I had to get healthy for my husband and my teenage boys, my Dad had died of a heart attack at 50 and I couldn’t continue to put myself at risk…..this became my ‘why’ and kept me focused and motivated throughout my journey.
My weight loss journey hasn’t always been straightforward. I struggled throughout the lockdowns and had to dig deep and build a positive mindset to keep going with my journey. When I faltered, I remembered my why and how far I’d come and told myself I could go further. I kept going, even when my weight loss slowed down due to being perimenopausal.
As the weight dropped off and I continued to drop dress sizes, my confidence grew and grew. Finally, my dream job came up at work, and I applied and got the job, Slim & Save gave me the confidence to reach for the stars, and I’ll be forever grateful for that.
My initial target was 12st 7lb and as approached I decided that I wanted to be in the 11 stone bracket….I then decided I wanted to be in the 10 stone bracket, and that’s where I am today. I have also invested in my own personal development, and I’m on my way to becoming a life and mindset coach as well as an NLP practitioner. I’m going to use my expertise to help and support others who are struggling with weight loss.
I have also started to walk with my husband. When we began, the furthest I could manage was 3 miles and that was at a snail’s pace. I just couldn’t keep up with my husband! Now I can manage a 10-mile hike and go at Sean’s pace, this is just the most amazing non-scale victory, and we’re trying out new routes every weekend. Slim & Save has given me the ability to embrace exercise and a platform to keep myself fit and active. I’ve even joined the gym and I’m looking forward to building up my strength as I maintain my weight loss.
I feel absolutely on top of the world after losing 123lb, I can hardly believe that I’ve lost 46% of my body weight! I feel in complete control and have everything I need in my toolkit to maintain my weight loss. Throughout my journey, the support from Slim & Save has been amazing and I’m so thankful to Jo, Katrina, Stephanie and Jasmine for all their advice, love and support. Thank you, Slim & Save, for giving me my life back and helping me to achieve all my dreams!